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Founded in 1996, Stylus’ publishing focuses on higher education, covering such areas as teaching and learning, student affairs, professional development, service learning and community engagement, study abroad, assessment, online learning, racial diversity on campus, women’s issues, doctoral education, and leadership and administration. Stylus is the official distributor of the book programs of ACPA, Campus Compact, and the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

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2nd May Events

Join co-editors Erin Bentrim and Gavin Henning for our next Stylus author webinar!

The Impact of Sense of Belonging in College: Implications for Student Persistence, Retention, and Success
When: Wednesday, 5/11
1pm ET /10am PT

Sense of belonging is a construct distinct from involvement and engagement and is experienced differently by college students, based on their multiple and intersecting identities. But, similar to involvement and engagement, there are benefits of experiencing sense of belonging in college for student success including persistence and completion.

In this webinar, editors and authors of the new book, The Impact of Sense of Belonging in College: Implications for Student Persistence, Retention, and Success, will provide an overview of the book, discuss the differential impact of sense of belonging, and answer questions from participants.

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30th March Events

Following Learning-Centered Principles for More Equitable Online Teaching
Featuring authors Phyllis Blumberg and Kevin Kelly

When: Wednesday, April 6th
12pm ET / 9am PT

In this interactive webinar session, we will discuss twelve essential learning-centered actions described in Making Learning-Centered Teaching Work (Stylus, 2019). These learning-centered teaching actions are integrated with the Community of Inquiry model, a commonly used framework in online education. We will focus on answering participants’ questions about how to implement learning-centered principles for more equitable teaching in online, hybrid and in-person environments. Together we will share implementation tools, strategies and examples.

Intended audience: All faculty, especially faculty who are new to teaching online and faculty who want to improve their teaching.

Click here to register.

11th March Events

Investing in the Educational Success of Black Women and Girls Book Launch
Thursday, Mar 17, 2022
12PM ET / 9AM PT

Join co-editors Lori Patton Davis, Charlotte E. Jacobs, and Venus Evans-Winters as they celebrate the release of their newest book, Investing in the Educational Success of Black Women and Girls.

This virtual book launch will include conversations with the co-editors and several of the book contributors, including Dr. Janice Byrd, Dr. Christa Porter, Dr. Vivian Anderson, Dr. Maisha T. Winn, Dr. Monique Lane, Dr. Tiffany Steele.

We will also have a book giveaway during the live event!

Register via Zoom.

15th February Events

Exploring Insights and Tools from #Multiracial Experiences in HigherEd: Contesting Knowledge, Honoring Voice, and Innovating Practice

When: Thursday, 2/17
12pm ET/ 9am PT

This webinar highlights how the experiences of diverse Multiracial students, staff, and faculty can enhance our understanding of systemic oppression, social identity, exclusion and belonging, and institutional change. Drawing on chapters from each of the three sections of the book, the volume editors and select contributors provide concrete examples of constructs and tools that can be used in DEI efforts across multiple areas of campus life and illustrate how knowledge gleaned from Multiracial experiences can advance inclusion and social change for all people. This session uses presentation, storytelling, and an interactive question and answer segment.

Leading discussion will be co-editors Marc P. Johnston-Guerrero and Charmaine L. Wijeyesinghe. Participating authors will be Nick Davis, Chelsea Guillermo-Wann, and Maxwell Pereyra.

Register here on Zoom.

Multiracial Experiences in Higher Education: Contesting Knowledge, Honoring Voice, and Innovating Practice was published in February 2021.

11th January Events

International Higher Education: The Big Picture
When: January 26, 2022
1:00pm ET/ 10:00am PT

Register here for this free Zoom webinar event.

International higher education has evolved, in some respects, dramatically, over the last decade. Issues, trends and practices have been transformed by one of the most dynamic and tumultuous periods in the history of international higher education, brought on by the pandemic, a re-emergence of nationalism and the recognition of the power imbalances between the developed economics and the global south, and racial inequities within and across borders.

Join the editors of the Handbook of International Higher Education, Second Edition in this first webinar in a series to discuss the big picture of international higher education in moving forward into a post pandemic future.

Co-hosted with the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA).

8th November 2021 Events

Join us for our last Stylus Author Webinar of the year!

Neighborhood Democracy: Building Anchor Partnerships Between Colleges And Their Local Communities
Featuring author Richard Guarasci, with Tim Gannon and Pedro Santiago
When: Wednesday, 11/10
12pm ET / 9am PT

Register here

Richard Guarasci, author of the forthcoming book, Neighborhood Democracy, will be discussing the critical role of higher education in supporting and sustaining an equitable and vibrant American democracy. He will focus on the growing movement of university-neighborhood anchor partnerships as a means to better prepare K-16 students as learners and civic leaders.

21st October 2021 Events

Join us for our next Student Affairs author webinar!

The Missing Competency: The Integrated Model for Program Development
Featuring authors Sharon A. Aiken-Wisniewski, Deborah J. Taub and Rich Whitney

When: Wednesday, 10/27
1pm ET/10am PT

Despite the volume of programs that student affairs professionals plan and implement, programming is not apparent in our professional competencies. In this webinar, our authors will present the Integrated Model for Program Development. The model provides a step-by-step guide that takes student affairs professionals from the idea for a program through implementation to using assessment to refine and improve the program for the future.

Register on Zoom.
Read more about The Missing Competency on the book page.

18th October 2021 Events

Join us for the virtual book launch of Design Thinking in Student Affairs! 

November 4th at 8 p.m. ET

We will be hosting a virtual book launch to hear from the authors, students, and experts about how this book can help you in your work. Written by Julia Allworth, Lesley D'Souza, and Gavin Henning, this book focuses on how practitioners can structure empathy into their work, and design systems that meet the true needs of students. A link to the virtual event will be sent in a reminder a few days prior to the event. 

Register online here.

Rad more about the Design Thinking in Student Affairs on the book page.

11th October 2021 Events

Join authors Kris Renn and Bob Reason for a discussion of what’s new in research and theory about college students in the US.

When: Thursday, Oct 14, 2021
1PM ET / 10AM PT

They will provide an overview of the content of the second edition of their popular book, College Students in the US, present highlights of the latest information about college students, and offer insight on how higher education institutions can and should promote student success defined as learning, development, and wellbeing. There will be time for discussion with webinar participants.

Register via Zoom.

6th July 2021 Events

We're excited to announce our next Stylus Author Webinar!

Esports in Higher Education: First Steps and Next Steps
When: Thursday, July 22
2pm ET / 11am PT

Join Ryan Arnett, Charles Hueber, and George McClellan, co-authors of Esports in Higher Education: Fostering Successful Student-Athletes and Successful Programs, for this interactive discussion about the why, how, and what of building esports programs on your campus. The session will also include information on potential legal, policy, and practice pitfalls that can spell trouble for esports programs.

Click to register for this free event

18th May 2021 Events

What Inclusive Instructors Do

Wednesday, May 19th
12pm ET / 9am PT / 6am HT

What do inclusive instructors do to create equitable and welcoming environments for their learners? During this webinar, the authors of What Inclusive Instructors Do: Principles and Practices for Excellence in College Teaching will discuss the small steps instructors can take to foster more inclusive classrooms based on the findings of a national study and evidence from the literature.

Register for this free event via Zoom:

Visit the Stylus Webinar Series page for more upcoming events.

6th May 2021 Events

Incorporating social class supports across the academy
Strategies for retention and success in academic and student affairs

When: Wednesday, May 12th
1pm ET/ 10am PT
Register here for this free webinar.

Lead editors Georgianna Martin and Sonja Ardoin will be introducing their new book, Social Class Supports, discussing concrete examples of supports with chapter author panelists, and taking questions about how institutions can build and strengthen initiatives to raise class consciousness, reduce classism, and advance social class equity.

Social Class Supports presents a comprehensive range of strategies that provide the fundamental supports that poor and working class students need to succeed, while at the same time dismantling the inequitable, systemic barriers that make college difficult to navigate.

15th April 2021 News

Integrative Learning 101: How to Help College Students Connect Learning Across Contexts

When: Wednesday, April 28
1pm ET/ 10am PT 

Registration is required for this FREE event.
Register here via Zoom.

How can you help your students connect learning across contexts?

Join Dr. Jim Barber for a discussion of integrated learning and the five practices that he’s found useful for promoting the integration of learning for college students. This webinar will feature practical, research-based strategies for facilitating and assessing integration of learning from his new book that you can put to use right away. This book and webinar are designed for college educators broadly (faculty, student affairs professionals, coaches, administrators, etc.), but anyone interested in college student teaching and learning will benefit.

His book, Facilitating the Integration of Learning: Five Research-Based Practices to Help College Students Connect Learning Across Disciplines and Lived Experience, was published in October 2020 by Stylus Publishing.

17th March 2021 Events

Designing the Online Learning Experience: Evidence-Based Principles and Strategies
Featuring authors Simone C. O. Conceição and Les Howles

Mar 25, 2021
2PM ET / 11AM PT
Register here for this free webinar

In this webinar authors Simone Conceição and Les Howles will preview their new book, Designing the Online Learning Experience. They’ll discuss how online learning experiences can be enhanced through skillful design of learner interactions with course content, instructors, fellow learners, and other aspects of the online environment.

You’ll get introduced to an integrated framework and holistic way of thinking for crafting learning experiences that are more engaging, meaningful, and impactful for today’s modern online learners.

17th March 2021 Events

Learning That Matters
Featuring authors Caralyn Zehnder, Cynthia Alby, Karynne Kleine and Julia Metzker

Mar 24, 2021
12pm ET / 9am PT
Register for this free webinar at:

In this invigorating webinar, four long-time friends will explore three critical themes of their book, Learning that Matters: equity, culturally-affirming teaching strategies, and design principles. Join in the conversation with the educator-authors, who are committed to enacting practices for transformative learning for every student, no longer content to wait for others to chart that path for them.

Learning that Matters: A Field Guide to Course Design for Transformative Education is a pragmatic resource for designing courses that engage college students as active citizens. This "work" book provides research-informed approaches for creating learning experiences and developing innovative, intellectually-engaging courses. Whether a novice or a veteran, by engaging with the text, collaborating with colleagues, and reflecting on the important work of a teacher, any motivated educator can become a transformative educator.

Perfect for courses such as: Education Curriculum and Instruction | Design for Transformative Learning | An Introduction to Evidence-based Undergraduate Teaching | New Faculty Orientations | Freshman Seminar Faculty Trainings | Center for Teaching & Learning | Workshops in Course Design

This Zoom webinar is co-hosted by Myers Education Press and Stylus Publishing.

16th February 2021 Events

Author Christine Harrington gives us a preview of her new book, Keeping Us Engaged: Student Perspectives (and Research-Based Strategies) on What Works and Why, and shows us student engagement ideas that faculty can easily incorporate into their virtual and in-person classrooms.

Written with 50 student voices, this book shows readers how a professor's actions can result in changed attitudes, stronger connections to others and the course material, and increased learning.

When: Feb 24, 2021
12:00 PM Eastern / 9:00 AM Pacific

Registration is required for this free event.
Click here to register.

9th December 2020 Events

Stylus authors Kevin Kelly and Todd D. Zakrajsek will present an hour-long webinar describing key elements from their new book, Advancing Online Teaching: Creating Equity-Based Digital Learning Environments.

Advancing Online Teaching: Stylus Author Q&A Session
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021
12:00-1:00pm ET/9:00-10:00am PT

This webinar is free and registration via Zoom is required.
Sign up at:

13th November 2020 News

Stylus is now a major sponsor of the Student Affairs NOW podcast.

Tune in or download episodes at
Recent podcast episodes include interviews with the authors and editors of The Curricular Approach to Student Affairs and Reframing Campus Conflict, 2nd Edition.

Episodes can also be viewed on the podcast YouTube channel.

13th October 2020 Events

Free series, hosted by The Online Learning Consortium, kicks off Tuesday, October 20.

In this environment, eLearning leaders must act within their institutions as much more than technology managers and assume the prime role of helping their institutions understand the opportunities that eLearning presents for faculty, for students, and for client organizations in the community. 

Join us for a free series of three webinars with authors of Leading the eLearning Transformation of Higher Education, Second Edition to discuss how to drive institution-wide transformation, ensure operational effectiveness along the way and sustain innovation.

 The authors will share the collective expertise of veterans who have pioneered the field for 20 years, and of a rising generation of eLearning leaders that are transforming online programs at their own institutions.

Register for the Series on the OLC Webinar page.

16th September 2020 Events

Building Womens' Leadership in College
Monday, November 16 at 11am via Crowdcast

Julie E. Owen’s new book, We are the Leaders We’ve Been Waiting For, focuses on helping young women develop the skills necessary to succeed not only in their college environment, but also in the world. In this panel, she is joined by a group of students who are featured in her book to discuss challenges faced by young women today—and what can be done to overcome them. Owen is an associate professor of Leadership Studies at George Mason University. Sponsored by George Mason University’s Department of Women and Gender Studies and the School of Integrative Studies.

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Featured Reviews

Reframing Assessment to Center Equity

Theories, Models, and Practices

“We often lament the paucity of thoughtful, research-informed pedagogical strategies that meet the needs of our diverse student population. Diversity of thought and practical solutions are noticeably absent and often lead to inequitable student outcomes. Reframing Assessment to Center Equity: Theories, Models, and Practices strategically infuses equity into the assessment conversation. As a college President, I recommend this book to all practitioners who are sincere about using the assessment of student learning as a vehicle for equity in higher education.”

Roslyn Clark Artis

Maybe Teaching is a Bad Idea

Why Faculty Should Focus on Learning

"If you were ready to unshackle yourself from content delivery to really help students learn, this is the book to support your endeavors. In a marked departure from ‘how to’ books on teaching, we are invited to unabashedly first recognize how the status quo of instruction is flawed and then provided with seeds for change. Small part memoir, a larger part intellectual examination of a teaching life leaving few practices unchallenged and big questions raised."

Regan A. R. Gurung

“This book is timely and important because the experiences and education of today’s graduate students relate directly to the future of our country and the broader world—to the innovation, insight, creativity, health, collaborative skill, and imagination that graduates bring to the work that they will do for many decades, in education and across a wide range of other sectors."

Ann E. Austin

Weaving an Otherwise

In-Relations Methodological Practice

"From the very first page of this book, indeed from the foreword onward, Tachine and Nicolazzo provide readers with a richly woven set of chapters that will surely provoke fresh ideas, innovative practices, and deeper thinking about the possibilities of qualitative research. The metaphor-and practice-of weaving is omnipresent in this evocative and beautifully written text to suggest that rigid boundaries of research need to be called into question to open up new possibilities. Every chapter provides a moving example of such possibilities."

Susan R. Jones